1R’s trip to Aldenham Country Park

This week, 1R visited Aldenham Country Park hoping to find Winnie the Pooh! Well, we certainly found Piglet. In fact, we found many piglets on the farm. Most of the animals seemed quite excited to see us as the children were given bags of food to feed them with. The children got to feed goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs. They also got to pet some of these animals too! After lunch, it was time to go in search of Winnie the Pooh. The children were extremely excited to find the houses of the characters from A.A. Milne's stories! We were also on the hunt for flowers. We know that Winnie loves honey but bees are in danger of dying out. One of the reasons for this is a reduction in flower-rich habitats. The bees rely on flowers for food and different types of bees prefer different types of flowers. Our job was to make sure that Aldenham was a good environment for bees so we were looking to see how many different coloured flowers we could find. When we found some flowers we tried to identify them using our identikit pictures. We did find quite a variety of flowers so we decided that it was a good environment for bees. Unfortunately we did not see many bees. We decided that it might be because some of us had eaten cheese for lunch. We know that bees have 'cheesy feet' and when they take the nectar from a flower they leave a smell on the flower to let other bees know that the nectar has already been taken!